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Tomatoes;what kind
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donna in w.v    Posted 01-20-2004 at 15:50:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
getting ready to order seeds and wasn't happy with the west virginia 63's i grew for juice and would like to grow something else. the 63's were good eating tomatoes but not for juice.i grow romas for sauce and paste and some early girl's for eating. i'd welcome some suggestions i tried to locate some marglobes but never found any till this year and will try them as well as something new

Okie-Dokie    Posted 01-21-2004 at 05:07:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
You might try the "Totally Tomatoes" catalog (334 W. Stroud ST, Randolf, Wi 53956. If you can't find something you like there, I would be surprized. We have ordered seed from them and always with good luck.

donna wv    Posted 01-21-2004 at 03:33:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thank you ladies for all your help. I'm ordering my seeds today and hope this rushes spring. It is 12 degrees this morning. If anyone spots marglobe seeds in a catalogue will you please post it,I'd truly appreciate it. Thank you for the advice

Juliana    Posted 01-20-2004 at 18:15:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I've always had good luck with Beefsteak (or is it beefstake?)tomatoes. Got lots of juice to can and plenty for canning whole tomatoes for sauces. Big Boys were good too.

cowgirlj    Posted 01-20-2004 at 17:19:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thought I would try Hybrid Better Boy this year. Matures in 70 days, and is disease tollerant. Last year we had lots of green tomatoes, and most were split. I had way too many varieties growing, but it was a good experiment. We'll have cherry tomatoes too, they are always good in any kind of salad or as a snack while weeding the garden.

I'm with Kelly. I can't wait for spring!!

KellyGa    Posted 01-20-2004 at 17:05:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't know about for juice. I do know the tomatoes me and my dad grow are awesome. He will get Better Boys and something else, can't remember right off hand. He grows the best ones though. :) Ahh...can't hardly wait til spring!

Donna from Mo    Posted 01-20-2004 at 16:21:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
My favorites are Jet Star and Celebrity, mainly because I have so much trouble with blight here. Those two seem to be pretty resistant. And they're a nice size, too. If it weren't for blight, I'd be planting Big Boy and Rutgers. Those were my standbys for years.

Wisereader    Posted 01-21-2004 at 04:29:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Those are very good varieties, Donna from Mo. I grow Celebrities, not because of blight issues, but because they are an excellent fruit. The Jet Star is a decent producer but IMHO is comparatably lesser in quality to the taste buds.

So to answer the post, I grow Early Girls, Celebrities, Romas, and some type of large/late type like Beafsteak or similar.

KellyGa    Posted 01-20-2004 at 17:17:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Big Boys, that was the other one, thanks Donna, I couldn't remember the other one my Dad plants.

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